Backstage Rebecca Taylor: French Chic Meets Punk

Rebecca Taylor’s F/W 2012 collection was made for that cool and mysterious girl walking the streets of Paris. It seems like celeb attendee and it girl Zoe Kravitz, who happens to embody effortless chic, was the exact girl the designer had in mind. Dai Michishica for Cutler Redken Salon was the lead on hair, and he wanted to achieve a punk and edgy look that still appeared natural. He started off with a cornrow behind the ear to secure the hair. Then he added a side fringe covering the right eye, which gave the look a razored effect. He put all the hair behind the shoulders in a raw twist so hair would have a little bounce on the runway. Absolutely no products were used with the exception of Redken #12 Fashion Work hairspray. While this look might be more advanced for some of us, the biggest lesson I took from it (and the hair seen at Kate Spade) is that clip in fringes are an easy way to get anyone out of a hair rut!

Sil Bruinsma for MAC led the makeup team, and he wanted an understated face to complement the tough, downtown style of the collection. The defining feature was the heavier, PJ Harvey inspired eyebrow—or for some of the models, no brows (theirs were bleached)! To highlight each girls’ individuality, stylist Kate Sebbah had each girl wear a unique multiple earring piece. How much do you want to grab one of these pieces for yourself and rock this look now?!